Live from the Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallett Producers TM FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER
with ROBERT PATTERSON
Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
4: The Gentile Jewesses
Read by Vivienne Dixon
John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
Write to: Face the Facts, BBC London WIA 1AA
Although oratory is generally assumed to be dying, dead or irrelevant to the new technologies of communication, in fact hundreds of people are making speeches every day of the week.
In the third of five programmes on the state of the art, Melvyn Bragg examines the role of oratory in the theatre.
Ian McKellen , Dame Judi Dench ,
Howard Brenton and Sir Peter Hall are among those who talk about the contemporary challenge that oratory offers to directors, actors and dramatists on the stage, with examples from Shakespeare and Shaw. Researcher SALLIE DAVIE Producer ANNE SLOMAN
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)
Lionel Kelleway visits a farm which is being restored to its 17th-century glory, weeds and all, while Jessica Holm reports on the current wildlife scene. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Broadcasting House, Bristol BBCBristol. Stereo
Picking Up Your Options (2) Stereo
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)
Four conversations in which
Jenny Cuffe talks to people who feel they don't 'belong'. 3: Sobzan Beckford
Born in Birmingham,
Sobzan Beckford 's father was Pakistani and her mother French.
Newly-married into the West Indian community, she now finds it difficult to say exactly who she is.
Producer JOY HATWOOD
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
The last of four programmes about jobs taken for granted by everyone except the people who do them. Checkout
Life on the supermarket checkout till, described by Wilma Sime and Maureen Ripley
Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland) (R) revised
Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns. Presented by John Howard
Clement Freud , Peter Jones Christopher Timothy and Lance Percival try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
Devised by IAN MESSITER
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo
Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines
RICHARD BRIERS reads The King Who Wanted to Make His Own Music (R)
In the programme where you can hear the voices behind the faces, Jenni Murray meets actress Jill Gascoine.
Serial: The Phoenix Tree (2)
The last of five dramatised stories
The Wonderful Visit by H. G. WELLS dramatised by STEPHEN GALLAGHER
with Bernard Cribbins as the vicar and Richard Pearce as the angel
Everyday life in a small village is completely disrupted when the vicar accidentally shoots and wounds an angel who has somehow flown off course.
Music by MIA SOTERIOU
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Guided by 24-year-old first-novelist Michael Chabon. Nigel Forde explores
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Plus The Railway Station: A
Social History. Jeffrey Richards ponders the mystique, from Adlestrop to Zhmerinka. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Book details are on Ceefax page 266
(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45pm)
Presented by Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20* Test Match Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55
with SIMON VANCE in London and GORDON CLOUGH in MOSCOW including Financial Report
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol
Women in the arts have had to fight especially hard for recognition, as in many other walks of life. Two years ago, on the edge of the Negev desert in Israel, a festival in celebration of women composers took place. For many it was an important turning point in their lives.
Tina Pepler asked some of those women how they feel about the festival now. and what they think of the state of women's music in the two years since it took place.
Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo
(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENEPEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WlA 1AA Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
This evening Lord Elwyn-Jones is bidding for recordings which recall his involvement with so many of the headlines and happenings in our time. Producer SALLY LUNN
Paul Vaughan presents the arts magazine which tonight includes reviews of Howard Brenton 's new play Greenland and William Trevor 's novel The Silence in the Garden. Producer JULIAN MAY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)
Riceyman Steps (4)
Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment
Radio 4's international business report; market trends
Regional Variations (2)
11.30 The Narrator in Middlemarch
11.50 Altarpiece Theme